ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — TradeWinds Island Resorts, consisting of the Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort, has added 141 guestrooms to its portfolio, along with a new zip line on the beach and a new Mexican restaurant concept.
The 141 rooms were part of the property formerly known as the Alden Suites, which was acquired by TradeWinds last March and incorporated into the RumFish Beach Resort. The expansion brings the RumFish Beach Resort room count to 353, for a total of 899 guest rooms at TradeWinds Island Resorts.
“TradeWinds provides such a unique vacation experience with the two neighboring sister properties directly on St. Pete Beach,” said Bob LaCasse, managing director, TradeWinds Island Resorts. “We’re always striving to improve and expand our product to keep it exciting, fresh, and memorable for our new and returning guests, which is exactly what we’ve done with the addition of our gorgeous new rooms and the zip line on the beach.”
The newly renovated, all-suite guestrooms include Gulf front and resort view villas, as well as seven, two-bedroom villa lanais. The rooms have been completely updated with new furniture;’ contemporary flooring; kitchen areas; lighting; new appliances, including stove tops, microwaves, and refrigerators; original fishing-themed artwork; and soft goods to match existing rooms. The expansion also added two pools, a covered spa area, and a beachfront bar, which can all be utilized by guests at both TradeWinds properties.
TradeWinds has also added the new Zing Ray Zip, making it the first-ever St. Pete Beach resort with a three-story, dual-line zipline on the beach. Resort guests can enjoy unlimited rides, soaring through the Florida sky for a bird’s eye view of the award-winning beach.
More amenities will be offered this summer, including the Aqua-Bana, a 10-person covered floating cabana complete with a table and a cooler of ice. The resort has also replaced its floating cabanas with a newer king-sized version and has added new components to the floating water park, including a new water slide, catapult swing, and monkey bar apparatus. Water’s edge chair and umbrella service is now offered at both properties.
At the Island Grand, the Bermudas Beachside Cantina is a Mexican restaurant and bar with a side of gulf-front views. The cantina is open Thursday through Monday for dinner service.